Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy

Description: Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms. (AIRS LH-3500) Health Related Advocacy Goups Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures such as bans on smoking that have a positive impact on public health. (AIRS TD-1600.2570)

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UT

Statewide

Address: UT
Phone: 801-357-4700
Services Provided: Information on Medicare and Medicaid, long term care facilities, home health care and support groups.
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Last Updated: 10/6/2014
PO Box 141000
Cannon Health Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1000
Phone: 801-538-6777
Organization Name: Utah Department of Health
Address: PO Box 141000
Cannon Health Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1000
Phone: 801-538-6777
Fax: 801-536-0970
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides an online multilingual health library, training materials for health care professionals, and other health information resources to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Provider Profiles: online resource
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018
Address: UT
Phone: 2-1-1
Eligibility: All services free of charge, Utah
Services Provided: For free assistance applying for health insurance: Medicaid, CHIP or Affordable Care Act (ACA) options, with the help of a navigator, or call 2-1-1. About 90 navigators and certified enrollment specialists all across Utah. Prescription assistance as well.

Recommend scheduling a live appointment for enrolling in Medicaid and CHIP, and enrolling with the Affordable Care Act via telephone rather than online.
Provider Profiles: Take Care Utah is led by the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH), the Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP), and United Way 2-1-1.
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Last Updated: 11/16/2017
Organization Name: Utah Legal Services - Salt Lake
Address: 298 24th Street Ste 110
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-394-9431
Toll Free Phone: 800-662-4245
Fax: 801-827-0420
Eligibility: Must be income eligible and have a legal matter within Utah Legal Services' priority areas in the state of Utah.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Statewide representation in civil (non-criminal) legal matters for low-income persons, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens, farm workers, and Native Americans.
Legal matters include:
• Representation in protective order actions and domestic relations matters for victims of domestic violence (except in Salt Lake County, see Legal Aid Society 801-328-8849)
• Representation of clients with landlord/tenant and/or housing disputes. (Utah Renters Handbook accessed at http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/flyers)
• Representation in cases seeking access to health care such as Medicaid, PCN and CHIP
• Representation in cases seeking public entitlements such as TANF/GA, Social Security, SSI and Unemployment benefits
• Representation in American Indian issues
• Representation of migrant farm workers regarding wage and labor issues
• Representation in consumer and collection issues
• Also, free clinics are held statewide that address various legal issues-call to find out times and locations by county throughout Utah, or see http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/legal_problem-en-us/free-legal-clinic.
Provider Profiles: Four offices include Salt Lake, Ogden, St. George and Provo.
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018
Organization Name: Utah Legal Services - Salt Lake
Address: 455 North University Avenue Ste 100
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 800-662-4245
Toll Free Phone: 800-662-4245
Fax: 801-655-5350
Eligibility: Must be income eligible and have a legal matter within Utah Legal Services' priority areas in the state of Utah.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Statewide representation in civil (non-criminal) legal matters for low-income persons, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens, farm workers and Native Americans.
Legal matters include:
• Representation in protective order actions and domestic relations matters for victims of domestic violence (except in Salt Lake County, see Legal Aid Society 801-328-8849)
• Representation of clients with landlord/tenant and/or housing disputes. (Utah Renters Handbook accessed at http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/flyers)
• Representation in cases seeking access to health care such as Medicaid, PCN and CHIP
• Representation in cases seeking public entitlements such as TANF/GA, Social Security, SSI and Unemployment benefits
• Representation in American Indian issues
• Representation of migrant farm workers regarding wage and labor issues
• Representation in consumer and collection issues
• Also, free clinics are held statewide that address various legal issues-call to find out times and locations by county throughout Utah, or see http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/legal_problem-en-us/free-legal-clinic
Provider Profiles: Offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George.
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018
205 North 400 West
Community Legal Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1125
Phone: 801-328-8891
Address: 205 North 400 West
Community Legal Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1125
Phone: 801-328-8891
Toll Free Phone: 800-662-4245
Fax: 801-869-2715
Eligibility: Must be income eligible (200% federal poverty guidelines) and have a legal matter within Utah Legal Services priority areas in the state of Utah.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides legal assistance to low-income Utahns in civil cases throughout Utah including family law, domestic violence, public assistance, housing and consumer, with special programs for seniors, migrant farmworkers and Native Americans. New cases are screened M - F. Call to speak with an intake assistant, or begin your application online. Statewide representation in civil (non-criminal) legal matters for low-income persons, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens, farm workers, and Native Americans.
• Representation in cases seeking access to health care such as Medicaid, PCN and CHIP
Provider Profiles: Four locations statewide: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, St. George
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018

Cedar City, UT

Organization Name: Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
Address: 440 North Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721
Phone: 435-586-1112
Fax: 435-867-2659
Eligibility: No restrictions, serves all ages.
Services Provided: Provides health services to those of Native American descent and others in the five county region plus Take Care Utah navigators/certified application counselors to help clients understand, apply for, and enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and CHIP. Affordable Care Act - ACA (also known as Obamacare).
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018

Ogden, UT

727 24th Street Ste 2A
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-393-4153
Address: 727 24th Street Ste 2A
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-393-4153
Fax: 801-393-5004
Eligibility: Seniors and disabled individuals in Davis and Weber who are under-served, vulnerable, isolated, and/or non-English speaking; Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and caregivers.
Services Provided: Works to enhance awareness of healthy lifestyles and promote, provide resources, and support individuals in protecting themselves from communicable diseases. Offers sexually transmitted infections educational presentations, youth workshops (prevention, self-respect & self-worth, public speaking, etc) classes (relationships, condom negotiation skills, responsibility to communicate, etc.), distributes educational materials, youth tobacco workshops, and senior medicare fraud and identity fraud presentations, and maintains over 20 condom drop-sites.
Provider Profiles: Presentation is available to any facility or organization wishing to learn more about Medicare.
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Last Updated: 4/26/2018

Riverton, UT

2827 West 13400 South
Riverton, UT 84065
Phone: 801-567-8515
Organization Name: Jordan School District
Address: 2827 West 13400 South
Riverton, UT 84065
Phone: 801-567-8515
Fax: 801-567-8521
Eligibility: Primary focus is on families of Jordan School District, but will assist anyone in need.
Services Provided: Increases awareness of the need for health insurance for all students and assists with applications for Medicaid, CHIP, SSI, HEAT Program, DWS Eligibility and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

60 East South Temple Fl 3
Consumer Health Services
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 855-850-2834
Organization Name: Utah State Government
Address: 60 East South Temple Fl 3
Consumer Health Services
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 855-850-2834
Eligibility: Small businesses with 1 to 50 employees. Please visit website for more information.
Services Provided: At its core, Avenue H is designed to connect small businesses (1 to 50 full time employees) to the information they need to make informed health care choices, and in the case of health insurance, to execute that choice electronically.
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Last Updated: 3/8/2018
168 North 1950 West Ste 202
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-715-3400
Organization Name: Utah Department of Health
Address: 168 North 1950 West Ste 202
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-715-3400
Fax: 801-532-1147
Eligibility: Clients who receive Medicaid (children and pregnant women), Primary Care Network (PCN), or CHIP benefits. Also for those without dental insurance.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: General dentistry services to all age groups including diagnostic, preventative, treatment, and minor surgical care.
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018
1240 N American Beauty Drive (1040 W)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-323-3900
Organization Name: Salt Lake Community Action Program (CAP)
Address: 1240 N American Beauty Drive (1040 W)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-323-3900
Eligibility: The child must be three or four by September 1st of each year. The family must meet the income guidelines which is 100% of poverty. This program does allow for 10% over income.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Early Childhood Education - Ensuring children enrolled in Head Start begin school ready to learn is a program goal. Activities are directed toward skill and knowledge domains and domain elements. Indicators of each child's progress are incorporated in the program's annual self-assessment.
Health - Provides an organized health program that includes screening, growth assessment, vision, hearing, dental, and immunization, and encourages parents to become involved in the health care process relating to their child.
Special Needs - Provides a special education program for the ten percent disabled children enrolled in Head Start. Coordinates efforts with the public school system and other community agencies to facilitate continued support after pre-school.
Nutrition - Provides nutritious meals and assists the children in participating in the food experience by offering family style environment. Preparations of food to meet family needs, guidance in home and money management, and help in consumer education so that they can be responsible for the nutritional health of the family.
Social Services - Provides enrollment to eligible children and achieves parent participation in the center, home program, and related activities. Assists the family in its own efforts to improve the condition and quality of family life.
Parent Involvement - Provides a program that recognizes parents as the prime educators of their children. As contributors to the Head Start program, they are involved in the decision making process of the program. Their participation in the classroom and the other activities increases self-confidence and family involvement.
Full Day Care - In addition to the traditional 1/2 day Head Start Preschool, Salt Lake CAP Head Start provides high quality, extended full-day childcare for working families. Daily rates for this service are very low; tuition costs may be aided by State Child Care Assistance administered by the Department of Workforce Services (DWS).
Certified application counselors are trained to help current patients and any community resident make informed decisions about available healthcare coverage options. They can recommend private health insurance plans available through the Marketplace (Obamacare), or help determine eligibility for government assistance programs like Medicaid, PCN (Primary Care Network), or CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program).
Provider Profiles: James R. Russell
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Last Updated: 3/13/2018
140 West 2100 South Ste 208
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-955-2388
Organization Name: Community Health Centers, Inc.
Address: 140 West 2100 South Ste 208
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-955-2388
Fax: 801-412-3997
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: Health Access Project assists individual enrollment into the insurance marketplace via the Affordable Care Act. A community partnership that works to improve access to and coordinate comprehensive health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Salt Lake County.
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Last Updated: 11/16/2017
Organization Name: Utah Department of Health
Address: PO Box 143107
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3107
Phone: 888-222-2542
Toll Free Phone: 888-222-2542
Fax: 801-538-6952
Eligibility: Adults ages 19 - 64, also parents of children. U.S. citizen or legal resident, fit within income guidelines (95% of federal poverty income guideline), and do not have access to student health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans benefits or health insurance.
Services Provided: A health plan offered by the Utah Department of Health which covers services administered by a primary care provider.
Enrollment period for adults separate from enrollment period for parents of children. To qualify as a parent, you must have children age 18 or younger living at home with you.
Provider Profiles: M - F 8 - 5
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018
3110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-3800
Address: 3110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-3800
TDD: 801-538-3826
Toll Free Phone: 800-439-3805
Fax: 801-538-3829
Eligibility: Open to the public.
Services Provided: Ensures affordable, fair and reliable insurance products and services in the state of Utah through educating, serving and protecting consumers, governmental agencies and insurance industry participants.
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Last Updated: 3/8/2018
747 East South Temple Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-364-1182
Address: 747 East South Temple Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-364-1182
Fax: 801-364-1186
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Communicates the needs of children through research, publications, media campaigns and advocacy to ensure that children's needs are known and met. Influences policies and decisions to ensure that the best interest of children is our state's priority.
Provider Profiles: Utah Medicaid and CHIP extension a key campaign https://utahchildren.org/issues/chip-resources
Roz McGee past Executive Director
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Last Updated: 11/6/2017

Sandy, UT

903 East Carnation Drive
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: 855-739-6037
Address: 903 East Carnation Drive
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: 855-739-6037
Fax: 801-683-0135
Services Provided: A medical consulting firm that assists those who require home health care, hospice and non-medical services at no cost to the patient. Provides free patient advocacy for individuals and families along the Wasatch Front who are in need of medical services.
Provider Profiles: K.R. Prince, B.S, CHBC Patient Advocate
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Last Updated: 4/4/2018

West Valley City, UT

1832 West Research Way Ste 60 (2750 S.)
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-433-2299
Address: 1832 West Research Way Ste 60 (2750 S.)
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-433-2299
Fax: 801-447-6933
Eligibility: Minimum age 18. No theft, assault or sexual offenses, no offenses against children.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Advocates for the underserved population of Utah regarding health care, provides information about the new federal health care reform law and how it will impact Utahns from every walk of life, helps consumers enroll in public and private insurance, and educates consumers on how to make the best use of their benefits.
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Last Updated: 4/2/2018

Nationwide

Address: NY
Phone: 855-566-5871
Services Provided: FAIR Health is a national independent, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products and consumer resources. FAIR Health uses its database of billions of billed medical and dental services to power a free website that enables consumers to estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. The website also offers clear, unbiased educational articles and videos about the healthcare insurance reimbursement system.
Provider Profiles: internet-based service
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Last Updated: 1/25/2018
465 Industrial Boulevard
London, KY 40750-0001
Phone: 800-318-2596
Organization Name: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Address: 465 Industrial Boulevard
London, KY 40750-0001
Phone: 800-318-2596
TDD: 855-889-4325
Toll Free Phone: 800-318-2596
Eligibility: Anyone looking for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Services Provided: The Marketplace is an internet-based means of finding health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll.
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Last Updated: 4/5/2018
Address: 1425 West Foothill Boulevard Ste 235
Upland, CA 91786
Eligibility: Open to the public
Services Provided: Provides online information, publications, discussion forums, support groups, insurance resources, and prescription information for persons with diabetes.
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Last Updated: 4/12/2018
PO Box 51905
Boston, MA 02205
Phone: 800-917-7329
Organization Name: CamCare.org
Address: PO Box 51905
Boston, MA 02205
Phone: 800-917-7329
Toll Free Phone: 800-917-7329
Fax: 617-356-8262
Email: concierge@camcaare.org
Eligibility: Age 18 and over
Services Provided: Supplemental health and/or Wellness coverage that reimburses members for complementary alternative medicine and holistic approaches.
Covered therapies include: acupuncture, ayurveda, balneotherapy, biofeedback, chiropractic, oriental medicine, energy medicine, functional medicine, health coaching, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, clinical lab services, lifestyle medicine, life coaching, meditation, massage, naturopathy, nutritionist, personal exercise trainer, photodynamic therapy, prolotherapy, psychotherapy, reflexology, reiki and others.
Provider Profiles: Member Benefits options include: single therapy plans, combined approach wellness plans, health focus plans, short-term wellness plans, and premier programs.
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Last Updated: 5/9/2018